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Route from Pentre Jane Morgan Hub to Hugh Owen Library

Aberystwyth University, Pentre Jane Morgan, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3TE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The distance from the Pentre Jane Morgan Hub to the Hugh Owen Library is approximately 650m in length and should take approximately 8 minutes to complete.
    • There are slopes several of which are steep along the route.
    • Along the route there are surfaces which are predominantly tarmac, block paved and concrete.
    • Along the route you will head past P5 and Parry-Williams Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hub.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Pentre Jane Morgan Hub to Lon Dyfi

  • Exiting the Pentre Jane Morgan Hub and turn right and follow the path to the rear of the building.
  • Immediately upon turning right there is a support strut for the canopy restricting the width of the path to 80cm.
  • This obstruction can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Continue past the strut and follow the path. After a few metres it turns sharply to the right.
  • This turning can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
  • As you proceed along the path there is a small slight slope as seen in photographs 4 and 5.
  • Shortly beyond which is a small service road which you should head along to reach Lon Dyfi. This can be seen in photograph 6.

Lon Dyfi to Heol Rheidol Crossing

  • Head across Lon Dyfi before heading to the crossing across Heol Rheidol a distance of approximately 70m.
  • Cross Lon Dyfi. There are drop kerbs for the parking areas on either side of the road. These can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Upon doing so, head right and head down the steep incline until you reach Heol Rheidol at which point turn left until you reach the crossing.

Cross Heol Rheidol

  • There are drop kerbs on either side of the tarmac road.
  • There is a slight camber to the road.

Heol Rheidol to Penbryn Area via the Bridge over Penglais Road

  • Turn left upon crossing Heol Rheidol and head along the path to the bridge which you should then cross to reach the Penbryn Area a distance of approximately 170m.
  • Upon crossing the road turn left along the pavement until you reach a small path to your right.
  • The path on turning left can be seen in photograph 1.
  • This should be located next to a parking area and can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Continue along the path all the way across the bridge to the other side of Penglais Road. The path can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.
  • You will then reach the bridge over Penglais Road.
  • The bride has steep slopes to access it on either side and handrails on both sides along its entire length.
  • The bridge can be seen in photographs 5, 6 and 7.

Head Through Penbryn Area

  • Upon crossing the bridge you should arrive in the Penbryn area. Then continue onwards for 115m and cross the unnamed road.
  • On doing so head up the steep slope in front of you which can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Continue along the path until you reach a small car parking area for the Penbryn area which you will need to head through. The parking area can be seen in photograph 3.
  • At the far end of the area there is a brick block paved road crossing that is level with the pavement on either side. There are tactile paving sections on either side of the crossing which can be seen in photograph 4.

Unnamed Road to Hugh Owen Floor E Entrance

  • Head along the unnamed road until you reach the tactile drop kerb opposite the floor E entrance into the Hugh Owen Building. A distance of approximately 135m.
  • After crossing the unnamed road turn right and head along.
  • The pavement here can be seen in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
  • As you proceed you will see the slope leading to the P5 Building to your right on the other side of the road and the Parry-Williams Building at the top of a long slope or steps to your left.
  • You will reach a crossing across the road with tactile drop kerbs on either side. This can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.
  • When you reach the far side of the road the main level change for the entrance is located in front of you. This can be seen in photograph 6.

Outside Access (Floor E)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Library Floor E.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The first set of doors open into a foyer.
    • A key card is only required for access into the library via the second set of doors.
    • Beyond the second set of doors is a security barrier.
    • The barrier is 100cm wide.
    • This is shown in the last photograph 11.